Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2021

Publication Title

Radiology case reports

ISSN

1930-0433

Department(s)

Department of Emergency Medicine; Fellows and Residents; USF-LVHN SELECT Program Students

Keywords

Citrobacter koseri, Encephalitis, Meningitis, Neonatal, Pneumocephalus

Abstract

Sometimes the only indicator of a serious infection in a neonate is a fever. has been reported to cause neonatal brain abscesses in the setting of meningitis. Although rare, pneumocephalus, secondary to , carries a very high mortality. A 17-day-old male presented to the emergency department with a fever, decreased oral intake, and lethargy. The patient developed pneumocephalus and cerebral edema and was diagnosed with meningitis, leading to death. This case demonstrates the presentation of meningitis with pneumocephalus and cerebral edema in a neonate presenting with fever.

Volume

16

Issue

3

First Page

528

Last Page

530

DOI

10.1016/j.radcr.2020.12.039

PubMed ID

33384749

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